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Friday, February 15, 2008

Nicol Sayre Charms




Nicol Sayre makes the most incredible of folk dolls. I am completely smitten with her creations and especially thrilled to have hosted Nicol for a signing of her original work and her first gallery showing at "the heART of winter".





Nicol has an affinity for the mid-1800s, a period well reflected in her original work. Her dolls abound with vintage detailing and are charmingly reminiscent of that bygone era. Her passion for antiques, old toys, sewing notions and household implements inspire, and adorn each creation. I am captivated by her work and have pursued her artful folk dolls for several years. They are among my greatest treasures...


And so, Nicol absolutely charmed the attendees at the show. The exceptional presentation of almost 50 dolls and framed artwork -- including many large-scale pieces -- and her special seminar on her inspirations and techniques won many hearts...

Luncheon hostess Ro with Nicol at the intimate event offered by the artist...








Kate, Dawn and Lisa at Nicol's seminar...
















This gogeous hanging piece was the favor at the luncheon...it is darling...




...a lovely trunk set...this piece is available at this writing...









...another beauty...


















Jennifer Lanne next to Nicol's utterly fabulous showpiece titled, "The Heart of Winter" she wears a crown and her skirt reveals a cage like room full of golden birds and nests ...











...a wonderful grouping...













Happy collectors Donna and Susan flank artist Nicky Bowen and show off their new dollies...


















Standing beauties.....


Here is Olive, she too is available at this writing...













...a close-up of Olive, and grande dame in a paper riding hat...26" of beauty...












Kim and Lisa pose next to Nicol's santos....all exquisite...




















...this large-scale theater showcases a marionette...it was Nicol's favorite piece, and indeed one of the most wonderful things I have seen her do!


Many thanks again to Nicol for her visit and for making our event spectacular! I am already looking forward to seeing her and her work at our next event in May.

xxoo Jen

4 comments:

paige said...

WOW!!!!
the giant angel in front of the grouping is amazing. all nicol's creations are absolute treasures.
xo

Theresa said...

Jen,
It was so wonderful to see Nicol and her sweet dolls in person. I just love her work and she's such a sweetheart to talk to.

Hugs,

Theresa

oldflowers4me said...

oh how my heart is beating so fast- these dolly's are so beautiful- thanks jen for showing us your world- singing and skipping love jo.

Lana said...

I have admired Nicol's work since I found her online a few years ago. What a kind, giving heart she has to talk about her inspirations and techniques. Thank you for sharing photos of all the wonderful shows for those of us who live too far away.

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